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NBC
Nov 3, 2013 8:00am PST
this week, president obama beat former massachusetts governor mitt romney in the 2012 election. now the president invokes the name of his defeated gop rival to defend health care reform. in just a moment, governor romney joins me for an exclusive interview. and president obama's approval rating is at an all-time low. obamacare is at a rough start. more u.s. spy revelations have rocked even our closest allies. and did the president consider replacing vice president joe biden with then-secretary of state hillary clinton? that's according to a bombshell in a new book "double down, game changing 2012." bob wood card, katty kay, david axelrod, bill kristol. i'm david gregory in washington. >>> and good sunday morning. the killing of a tsa agent at los angeles international airport is raising questions about the motives of the 23-year-old suspect, and also airport security. do tsa agents need to be armed? our justice correspondent pete williams will be here in a little while to give us an update and fresh report on all of that. but first, the obama care debate. the healthcare.gov was actu
NBC
Nov 4, 2013 3:00am PST
to compare the rough start of obama care to what he called the slow start of the massachusetts health care plan. but he also praised his 2012 opponent mitt romney, who in 2006, as governor of massachusetts, signed that state's health care reform legislation into law. >> i've always believed that when he was governor here in massachusetts, he did the right thing on health care. if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder doing it in all 50 states. >> that is proving to be the case. and the 2012 republican presidential nominee, former governor mitt romney joins me exclusively this morning. governor, it's good to see you. thank you for being here. >> thanks, david. good to see you. >> why do you reject the compliment from president obama this week when he says obama care based on romney care and that's the right way to go? >> well, i think the president failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in massachusetts. first of all, the massachusetts experience was a state-run plan. the right way to deal with health care reform is not to have a one size fits all plan that'
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
to and even then at the very last minute. under romney-care in massachusetts, in many ways, this was the template of the affordable care act. this is where things stood after one month, 123 people have seened up. granted, it is one state, there are 34 states using the federal obama care website. that's about one-third of 1%. after otwo months in massachusetts, just 2,300 people have enrolled. it was only after 11 months under the threat of a penalty about to be imposed that more than 36,000 people in massachusetts would go on to enroll. most of them didn't enroll until that 11-month mark. so obama care can work. it won't kick in until the end of next march, five months from now. getting it to work depends on getting the problems ironed out and getting americans of all ages signed up. the obama administration needs to straighten out the political mess it's created. it's not just one future cabinet secretary at stake. this is the fate of the democratic party and beyond it is tied to whether obama care succeeds. the short term, that means getting the website fixed. in the long
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
? >> right. the white house continues to point to massachusetts where 123 people enrolled in the program the first month. that number steadily grew. >> speaking of massachusetts, i thought it was fascinating yesterday, the same man that accused mitt romney of killing a woman, remember that? mitt romney killed my wife. remember that commercial? he was such a beast, a horrible human being. mitt romney killed my wife. barack obama believed that. >> obama did not claim that. the president did not say that. >> hillary clinton wasn't running against him in 2012. >> this commercial was put together by some sort of arm. >> somebody very close to barack obama. barack obama takes responsibility, the buck stops with barack obama. >> okay. >> barack obama and his campaign and people connected to his campaign and people closely associated with him in the past claimed that mitt romney killed a woman. >> okay. the story is bad enough, you don't need to do that. >> can i please make my point? i'm going to say it again, barack obama, his campaign, they all claimed in 2012. it was one of the most horrific
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2013 8:00am PST
time. >>> jonathan gruber is an economics professor and the key architect of massachusetts romney care law and anne filipic. i know we're rolling with the punches this morning but jonathan, we have the president meeting with insurers today trying to get their buy-in on this. i'd like to get your reaction to the president and his comments that he made yesterday, basically putting his mea culpa out there about the many admissions of this fumble. >> another mistake that we made i think was underestimating the difficulties of people purchasing insurance online and shopping for a lot of options with a lot of costs and a lot of different benefits and plans and somehow expecting that this would be very smooth. >> as we look at comparing the national issue with what happened in massachusetts, the health care rollout of that state when it happened in the early 2000s, '06, where just 123 people enrolled in that first month. then we look at obama care's weak rollout numbers they beat massachusetts numbers percentagewise and that's the standard we use to measure success. jonathan, explain to all o
FOX
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am PST
worked on the massachusetts plan. it didn't raise taxes our cut medicaid and this one does. if they can't get the website right, what makes you think they will be able to get the health care itself correct. >> the ones calling for delay now are not the republicans, it's the democrats. there is about a dozen says let's push back the mandate, the penalty, joe mansion of west virginia saying let's delay it a year. we're going to talk about gop problems, but how big of a burden could obama care be for democrats in 2014? >> it could potentially be a very significant burden, chris. i imagine most of the people calling fe delay are -- for del are up for reelection. i think the political impact depends on two things. number one, the behavior of the republicans. if that was the case, that will shift attention away. assuming they don't do that, let's turn to substance. if there are many more cancellations, that's the big problem. if you look at the american people who have coverage really care about, it's have u lower cost increases. it would be because of other factors, that will politically be
FOX News
Nov 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the medical center in massachusetts. the american civil liberties union say he's being maltreated in prison. here to explain, a criminal defense attorney and an attorney and co-host of "the five" so why is this thug complaining? what's the problem? >> he's saying that these restrictions are excessive and interfering with his right to represent himself. the fact that he's kept in sol te solitary. the person that put the restrictions in place is our own attorney general, eric holder. he did that on august 27th. so the problem is they're saying and aclu is joining in on this with mr. tsarnaev's lawyer saying these are undue restrictions. >> he's isolated from the other prisoners. >> solitary confinement. >> number two, all of his communications are monitored because he's a terrorist. he's a terrorist. is there anything else? >> the other one that's important is attorneys are forbidden from releasing information to outside sources. these are common measures put in place in terrorist cases. >> not a gag order on the attorney. >> it happens in many cases. it's not out of the question. >> in this
FOX News
Nov 4, 2013 3:00am PST
what the president could have done, meaning looking at massachusetts, seeing what the plan of massachusetts did. he noted that the president could have seen that people would actually be kicked off their insurance policies, that there was a lot to learn from the states having control including the biggest lesson of all, he said the president should learn to be honest. take a listen. >> obamacare barely made it through washington, as you know. there is no question in my mind that had the president been truthful and told the american people that millions would lose their insurance and millions more would see their premiums skyrocket, had he told them that at the time it was going through washington there would have been such a hew and cry against it, it would not have passed. >> mitt romney goes on to say what was good for massachusetts was not good for everyone. if he actually said some of you are going to be kicked off your insurance we wouldn't be at the place we are right now. some people are saying look at the website. every night it goes down, it's not secure. the other
CNN
Nov 4, 2013 2:00am PST
rival. romney behind a similar health care plan in massachusetts says that president obama failed to learn from the mistakes of massachusetts and, worse, sold the plan under false pretenses. the whole thing, romney says, is rotting away the president's second term. >>> the senate is expected to vote today on enda the employment nondiscrimination act based on sexual orientation or gender identity. the first time in u.s. history they voted on this. if they approve the pressure a final senate vote could come on wednesday. >>> a terrifying moment in the skies over wisconsin. two planes carrying sky divers for a formation jump this weekend, these two planes collided in mid air. one of the planes crashed. now, all 11 sky drivers managed to jump to safety. two of them did suffer minor injuries. the pilot of the plane that went down was badly bloodied and appeared to hurt his hand. he is doing okay today. imagine that. two planes collide and everyone doing okay. >> that is amazing. they all had chutes because they were going to do a jump but still a crash is not what you expect to do when
CNN
Nov 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
-- >> in massachusetts somebody running for governor, i don't remember the name, maybe you, andrew, who was actually busted on this. he was the head of the lottery in the state. and he ran his face on the lottery ads saying i'm bringing you a great lottery. and then when he went to run for governor he was actually prosecuted for misappropriation of -- wrongly, i think. by massachusetts standards. >> i'm shocked anybody was prosecuted. >> you're asking what he stands for, chris christie. and you're right, he didn't say all the things that he was going to do. >> anything. >> but doesn't he stand for pragmatism? doesn't he stand for a perception that actually maybe there is a movement towards a pragmatic new road, particularly for the republican party sunny just wanted to know from you and from all of you guys, in fact do governor races predict what's going to happen in congress next year, predict what's going to happen in the presidentials three years from now? >> they usually don't. but one of the things you're seeing that is washington is so dysfunctional there's a very good chance that the next pre
CNN
Nov 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
as senator from massachusetts. do we assume this isn't just john kerry talking? this is coming out of discussions he might have had with the kennedy family? >> i don't think we can make that assumption. i think you answered your own question which is kerry is not average joe. he is the secretary of state, former senator from massachusetts. it carries a lot of weight. to rebut his point, there is no science that shows he was hit from the right front. all the science if you read gerald posner's book which is the definitive account, shows he was hit from the back and it was the reflexive reaction that his head was forced back. the science shows that he was hit from behind with two bullets. not hit from the front. not hit from the grassy knoll but from the depository. >> may i reapply in. >> i don't want to get into an argument over right front versus back. it sounds like from the two of you, we'll never know. >> well, posner's book was publish in the 1988 and this book came out since then. >>> posner's back was ten years ago at the 40th anniversary and all the sign has shown over and
FOX Business
Nov 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
was in massachusetts touting his health care law in the state he claims obama care now is modelled on. massachusetts. the president struggled to address the wave of cancellation letters that are hitting both individuals and small businesses who buy their own insurance. this, of course, follows his repeated vows over several years that anyone who likes their insurance would be able to keep it. >> so if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. that's what it's for. >> our first guest tonight at that hearing today, she pressed sebelius on what some are calling the question of the day while making a strong point about obama care and lightening the mood just a bit at the same time. asking whether men can have babies, joining us, congresswoman renee elmers, member of the house committee on energy and commerce is x the republican women's policy committee. congresswoman, the question you asked, as i said, aside from lightening the mood, gets to some of the problems with obama care. did you expect an answer? >> you know, i knew that this was going to be a difficult questi
FOX Business
Nov 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
ridicule by calling those numbers consistent with what massachusetts, a state of only 6.5 million people, experienced in its initial rollout of romney care. sebelius also did not reveal the number of people who have actually paid for their new plans. she did not explain why the obama administration will withhold those numbers from the public until the middle of next month. >> the numbers are consistent with enrollment numbers that massachusetts reported and that we feel are the most accurate. by the 15th of december, we'll be able to begin to tell you how many people actually have paid for the first month of coverage. >> the sebelius revelations come after hours of heated testimony in front of two separate house committees. the top government technology officials grilled by house oversight on when the website will be fixed, and why it was launched without proper testing. and department of homeland security officials questioned by the committee on the site's lack of cybersecurity. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel with our report. >> reporter: many house lawmakers ga
ABC
Nov 3, 2013 8:00am PST
this, in massachusetts, is that most people sign up toward the end. massachusetts, in the first month, 0.3% of the overall population who ended up signing up, in the first month. >> the clock is ticking. >> no question. >> we saw that report. only six people signed up on the first day. you set out this goal that 7 million people will sign up by that first big deadline of march 31st, are you still committed to that goal? >> that goal was set by cbo. our goal is to get as many people signed up as possible. the first enrollment numbers released later this month, aren't going to be where we want it to be. there's no question about that. we take responsibility for the errors, and we take responsibility for fixing it. if we get the website working as expected by the end of this month, i think we'll be in a good place. >> i want to share something you said a couple of days before the launch on cnn. >> people will be able to go to these marketplaces online. compares plans. people will see there's going to be a consumer experience unmatched by anything in the government, also in the private se
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2013 11:00am PST
to massachusetts and the abysmal numbers in the beginning and eventually -- >> 123. >> and the healthier young people come on board and suddenly everyone seems to enjoy what they have available. but, again, knowing the industry the way you do, wendell and having blown the wistle on some of the dirty business, can't say it enough here, what is your major concern now? >> the big concern is waiting for two and a half weeks. one of the things to keep in mind. this is politics. we will see even if we get to 99.9% operation for the website, those who don't want this to be -- to continue will look for that small number of people to be dissatisfied. we know this is going to be a political issue for some time to come. >> all right, thank you all. we appreciate your time. april carey, we'll talk with you soon. >> the woman who became the face of obama care's website, she's now stepping forward and she said she's now the victim of cyber bullying, one of the things we thought you should know. >>> plus, there's no food. water, we cannot live here. >> we're going to need to really scale up our operations on
FOX News
Nov 12, 2013 10:00am PST
enrollment in the first month would be low. that's the experience we saw in massachusetts and experience we expect here. especially for health here, younger people. the pattern of behavior is to wait before you have to purchase before december 15th to have coverage on january 1st. we expect that pattern to play out with the marketplaces and affordable care act and the fact that the website is so challenging and problematic in the first month, means that the enrollment numbers are lower than expected. and beyond that, i don't have specific figures and i have not seen specific figures and i anticipate to release data about enrollment by the end of the week. >> but you don't have specific data. >> i do not. >> the president spoke about gas and problems with the roll out of the website that needs to be fixed. what are those gaps. >> he was referring to and i will quote. i assigned my team to see what we can do to address the holes and gaps in the law. he was talking about cancellation and concern about individuals who have had existing policies cancelled and that issue has gotten a lot of atten
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 2:30am PDT
are just notes and not official numbers. the white house continues to point to massachusetts where just 123 people enrolled in the state's health care program in its first month, that number steadily grew. but circle this date on your calendar. november 30th. that's when the agency in charge of the site says it would be ready with all the fixes to all the glitches. some analysts have said it will take literally millions of lines of code to get it running smoothly. the biggest dot comes of the country are lining up to end the nsa program of collecting phone data. they're supporting a bill by james sensenbrenner that would limit the scope of what the government can collect and how long it can keep it. by the way sensenbrenner also wrote the patriot agent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.cgent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.ent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.nt. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to prot
CNN
Nov 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
term massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >> i don't want to go to the united states senate to be there for women some of the time. i want to go to the united states senate to be there for women all of the time. >> reporter: she's another fast rising star who could make history and might threaten a clinton democratic coronation if they both run for the white house three years from now. >> hillary has run once before, is the inevitable nominee. another new fresh face came along with an issue and was able to kind of excite passions among the democratic rank and file, was able to do it. so i don't think it's crazy. >> reporter: warren is a former harvard professor, a progressive populist who burst on to the scene in 2008 when harry reid tapped her to oversee the controversial bank bailout. next, she urged president obama to form a government entity to protect consumers and their finances. the left wanted her to lead it but banks and republicans balked. >> it is so good to be here with so many progressives. i love it. >> reporter: instead, she took on massachusetts senator scott
CNN
Nov 7, 2013 2:00am PST
disfunctional. he says the federal government isn't as bad as christie suggests. >>> the massachusetts state governor who got released has decided to retire. sergeant sean murphy insisting he was not forced out but it was time to move on. he'll receive a full pension. membrane's decision coming after internal charges against him for violating departmental rules were upheld. >>> the nfl is trying to get the full story of what happened between jonathan martin and richie incognito. martin left the team after alleged bullying by inincognito. we get more from cnn's john va is zarrella. >> reporter: the muscles teddy bear as a friend described incognito looked slick to have a brand-new ferrari delivered to his home while inside the training facility, incognito's teammates and coaches faced a barrage of questions off allegations of bullying. philbin saying incognito was tied to toughen up. >> since the day i walked through these doors has been one of honesty, respect, and accountability to one another. >> reporter: the nfl is investigating incognito's purportedly profanity laced e-mails for jonatha
CNN
Oct 31, 2013 10:00pm PDT
common bond in massachusetts in new england and with red sox nation fans everywhere. >> even if you're not a red sox fan you have to say it's a wonderful thing for the city of boston and the fans there after everything they have been through. >> so that's about as jubilant as you'll see the political types get. you got to go to boston. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. [ cheers ] >> the way the team came together is literally reflective of the way the city came together and it's amazing, and i'm so glad to be participant of red sox nation. >> everybody is out. everybody is excited. everybody is united. >> boston strong. >> awesome. boston strong. everyone on the team. >> this is for you, boston. >> so to the red sox and the people of boston and all of us like people like me that don't know the difference between the strike zone and twilight zone, congratulations, although i'm not that bad. so good to see you smile, incredibly, completely ridiculously good. >>> orange county fire rescue? >> 6600 sea harbor drive. seaworld stadium. >>
FOX Business
Nov 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
. i got elected in an attempt to stop obama care. in massachusetts they had a deal with the white house where they held me up being sworn in for a couple of weeks so they could ram it through. then when i got there, don't forget they did not allow one amendment to try to fix this bill in any way, spe or form. so shame on themnow. people like landrieu and shaheen and pryor and begitch complaining we didn't know anything about the grand fathering and the fact that people are going to lose their policies. theyoted on it. every one of them said hey, we don't ce. soealth care and the debacle that we're seeing right now and the fact that people are deeply deeply concerned and rightly so that it's going to cost too much, it's going to have way too much long wait in line in it, and it's just mess. >> are you concerned further, though, that the republicans don't seem to be finding a common voice here? they have an opportunity to go in to 2014 and just -- i mean, i think they have got a gift from this administration and from the democrats on capitol hill in both houses that should assure th
FOX
Nov 10, 2013 6:00am PST
into this thing. there are four months left. here you have a six month enrollment period. in massachusetts, they had computer problems and they had a year for people to enroll. if that is the model, potentially you could have an extension of the enrollment period. then we begin to get into the problem that happens and gotten involved in the marketplace and the exchanges and they are not paying premiums and they are going to pay higher premiums. think of this. the idea is to get them signed up. think of stays on your parent's plan until you are 26. that satisfies a chunk out of the buy reext population. there are all kinds of concerns about that. on top of that is the penalty if you decide not to go out and buy that. you add these things together and the possibility if you are lost your plan and you are relatively young and healthy and you look on the website what is available to you. you have seen that repeatedly. they found out what it would be like when they go and try to buy something. this will be many more like them. delaying the mandate means sometimes ip the election year returns. >
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. that the jury is out. it worked in massachusetts. it's not looking good in the early months. the question is how will it unfold. the president unfortunately got himself in a box on two issues. one nobody would lose their health insurance no matter what and the other idea is not everybody will be better off. some will have to pay more. that's the nature of insurance. for every story of yours, there's an editorial in "journal" where a woman can't get insurance and is very sick. it's a year to the mid-term elections. the website will be a memory by then. the question is are people signed up. >> we'll get back to this but we have another big story this morning. later today twitter will begin trading on the new york stock exchange. the company has listed its initial public offering at $26 a share. it's the largest technology ipo since facebook debuted last year. >> so steve should willie and i buy this stock? >> willie asked me that before. i didn't want to answer off camera. >> i know. i heard that. i pretended i didn't hear it. i asked you on camera. >> steve, should i buy twitter? let's talk about
CNBC
Nov 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
gusts of 168 miles an hour, blue hill, massachusetts. can you see blue hill from boston. you can imagine how big those storms. >> wow. paul, i mean, what kind of an impact might a storm like this have on the u.s.? >> well, as joe noted, the kind of energy and the kind of storms we're seeing now in the philippines has happened here in the u.s. when it happened in the past, we weren't quite as built up. if we had a storm like this that hit in miami, that was not even this big, the impact could from an insured loss perspective could be really, really high. some estimates it could be greater than $125 billion in insured losses. there's a lot of risk on the east coast still. >> and the risk is on the east coast. what are the expectations for the east coast, then, in the u.s.? >> well -- >> i'll tell you the east coast and gulf coast as well -- go ahead, joe. >> like the warm cycle like the 1950s, they're ramped up. this was a remarkable year in the atlantic. i've never soon a warm cycle of the atlantic with such low tropical activity. a lot of dry air that's put a cap on global activity. it s
CNBC
Nov 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
system and we're seeing the future now and we'll see the future in massachusetts. >> what we're saying on the kudlow report we should have just had single payer, national health insurance, everybody, make medicare applicable to everybody in the country. i'm fine with that. >> medicaid -- >> do it right now. i'm 100% -- >> that's a great compromise position. >> great compromise position, medicaid for everybody. >> that's not my view. >> that's my view. >> it's medicaid not medicare. >> he said medicare. >> i don't want that. i want free choice. i want different tax reforms. >> you want what we had before. >> look. i want to give the tax break to the family and the individual. not the employer. i want people to have choice. look why should -- >> they are getting a tax credit. >> they are not. >> which is better. >> they won't get a tax credit. >> everybody can get the tax break. everybody buy insurance. >> huge tax increase. >> there's no such thing as a free lunch. the basic thing about medicaid is you get basic catastrophic coverage and do tax credits for people to get better insurance
CNN
Nov 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
is but it is by no means new york pitch no means, massachusetts. by no means even another state. it is still a relatively conservative state. but it is moving to the center. opinion of the president's health care law. 51%. so a majority of the voters today opposed the president's health care law. if the exit polls hold up, a democrat will win the governor's race even though they say they oppose obama care. let's move it over again. this is not a state clamoring for more government but it is a divide. government should do more. 46% say government should do more but a majority, 51% said the government is doing too much biffle no mean big a liberal state. but here's the lesson. if these polls hold up. if terry mcauliffe wins the race, this will be the conversation. the republican you just mentioned was identified with the tea party. also identified with some very conservative views on social issues. 52% of the voters today in the state of virginia said he was too conservative. the argument will be, did republicans nominate someone too far to the right? and among those who said he was too conservative, look
CNN
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
this city. massachusetts emergency management agency says it is fully activated right now, coordinating with authorities on the ground, and authorities on the water. this parade will end when the duck boats head out to the charles river. of course, the most important part of this morning is that all these people, these 1 million fan, stay safe and can enjoy a celebration six months and or in the making. allison, victor? >> alexandra, what about the marathon bombing survivors? do we know that there's anything special planned specifically for them? >> reporter: it should be the most moving moment of this entire day, as we're told the red sox will stop just about when they make it to the marathon finish line, just down boylston street that way. we're told they have plan, some sort of tribute. but the details have not been released, so that's a moment we'll wait to see together. allison, victor? >> okay, alexandra field, thank you. >>> the boston marathon finish line has been a strong symbol for the red sox and their fans this entire season. you may remember wednesday night after the red so
FOX Business
Nov 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
ahead of schedule. >> facebook planning to open an office in boston, massachusetts. that is the state where zuckerberg founded the social network 10 years ago. facebook boston will have the fifth firm engineering team. that is today's "speed read." [buzzer] liz: dave, they have got smart engineers over there. david: they an afford the best. liz: they make their own servers. they're that good. president obama apologized to americans in an effort to calm the uproar over the rocky obamacare rollout. despite many of the president's promises many americans are in danger losing their health care plans. david: many already have. rich edson with the latest from inside the beltway. >> david and liz, providing the latest update on the site, the administration says it is a long way from war it needs to be. the officials promised the website healthcare.gov will work for the vast majority of users by the end of this month of the meanwhile president obama touring a port in new orleans this afternoon promised his administration will fix healthcare.gov. >> we've had this problem with the website. i'm
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
're anemic. as we look, though, at massachusetts, an example from '0 s '06. enrollment was slow there too, people procrastinating, signing up at the last minute. we fast forward to now and your home state of kentucky. it has emerged as a poster child for the south. we have more than 345,000 website visits, nearly 60,000 applications started and some 32,000 have enrolled. why is kentucky working so well? >> well, i think the governor made a decision very early on that we were going to do our own exchange, took advantage of the federal grant program to build the exchange, brought in very, very good people and made some very critical decisions early on that i think helped. one of them which the federal exchange didn't make was to allow people to browse the site and browse the plans without going through the application process. so to a certain extent we were lucky, but it was basically the commitment of the administration to make sure that it worked. when you're only dealing with one state and one set of providers and one set of insurance rules and one set of insurance companies, it's a lot
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
if the massachusetts model is correct. however, this is not just a debate about enrollment but a huge system failing the american public prior to that. people's memories aren't short-term but long-term. they understand the individual marketplace is a complete disaster and needs to be reformed. while there are horror stories dominating the news now, in eight month's time, 12 month's time you're going to see a lot of people saying, wow, these reforms were probably good for the system. >> i'm not sure i quite agree nothing would get done. they do have alternatives. republicans have alternatives. the alternatives leave more people, many hundreds of thousands -- >> we take them at their word on what they propose. that's the best we've got. >> i feel like people would much rather have -- >> status quo -- >> tens of thousands of people stuck in the online waiting room than the realities of many millions thrown off of medicaid. we're already seeing the clear willingness of republican state lawmakers to refuse medication expansion to the neediest members of their constituencies once they were given that opti
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2013 8:00am PST
's regretting the campaign he ran. he ran as a faux right winger. he's the massachusetts governor who was a centrist governor. i think he's looking at christie that can run the campaign he should have win. >> that would be real serendipity. christie wanted that job and romney obviously looked at him and found him too heavyweight, actually too big for the job. >> chris christie -- >> he's losing some weight. >> that conversation with kelly o'donnell. >> i had a conversation with him once where i made a stupid crack about his weight and he called me up and said i'm working on it. you can't not like a guy like that. who doesn't have weight problems. >> a lot of americans can relate to that. we've got three big races today, new york city mayor, bill de blasio against joe lhota. terry mcauliffe is several points ahead of ken cuccinelli and chris christie has a wide lead over barbara buono. but virginia, new jersey say a lot of the ballots for the heart of the republican party. the clintons are really making virginia their territory. >> exactexactly. >> but it's going to show the difference
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Nov 5, 2013 9:00am PST
, massachusetts right now. sasha eisenberg, author of "the secret science of winning campaigns" which thankfully is out in paper back. it's great to see you, my friend. i think the last time we talked was in the wake of the 2012 election. i woernd given the work you did and reporting you did in that election cycle whether you think any lessons have been learned on the right side of the aisle in terms of voter outrage? can we see any lessons in virginia? >> i've been really surprised. there's been a lot of lip service on the right starting with rnc postmortem report that came out this year, talking about the need to make better investments and the ground game, the use of data and analytics. i don't in talking to republicans at the national or local level see a lot of people who have developed the expertise to do that. this is difficult, sophisticated stuff. your normal sort of political operative staffer types don't have the skill set to do it. in the wake of the democrat's loss in 2004, they invest in a lot of new institutions to house data, do analysis, do testing at great costs that existed on
MSNBC
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am PST
than the small numbers expected, don't matter that much in the long run. in massachusetts, young people were among the last to sign up because the initial wave of people are going to be those who need it most urgently. until those young people start lining up later in the game, we need to not turn them off of the system. all of the pundits who are exploiting this for political gain need to make sure they understand the system will be up and running and you do need to sign up for your sake so we don't have uninsured young people and so we're not shouldering the burden of emergency care for all those people. >> kathleen, what do you make of all this? there are skeptics. there are always going to be skeptics when there are big pieces of legislation. this legislation should not be without its skepticism given how it's been rolled out. >> absolutely. i have a couple things to say in response to your point, the young people signing up. the way to push that is to appeal to parents. parents will ultimately have to foot the bill if their kid gets hurt or has some catastrophic event. >> and paren
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Nov 6, 2013 10:00am PST
patrick, the governor of massachusetts blaming the victims of obama care, blaming people who had insurance who have now lost it, blaming cancer patients because of the failures of their own law. the president needs to quit doubling down on the dishonesty and come forth and tell the american people that he misled them. he intentionally misled the american people and what he told them just wasn't true. >> all right, senator barasso, we're out of time. we'll have to leave it there. thank you so much for your time this afternoon. >> thanks for having me. >> well, all eyes were on the races in new jersey and virginia, but there were many other headlines and quite a few firsts from election night. in boston, the people of bean town elected state representative marty walsh to replace the city's longest serving mayor. voters in detroit elected the city's first white mayor in four decades. mike duggan will be tasked with bringing the motor city back from the financial brink. and new york city will have its first democratic mayor in two decades. earlier today, he met with michael bloomberg, who held
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Nov 7, 2013 8:00am PST
've gone after other republicans before, right? take mitt romney who ran as a moderate in massachusetts, not once, but twice and that's obviously the obama campaign and they believe at least on social issues they successfully painted him as somebody who was too conservative for the mainstream. it doesn't surprise me that that's going to be the tactic that they use. if you look at virginia, we're seeing this is a successful strategy right now, that the brand of the republican party particularly on social issues. all republicans are vulnerable to this because they end up having to own sort of where the entire party is sitting on social issues, but it will be difficult. if new jersey is a place for gay marriage. if this is a guy that's walking hand in hand in the boardwalk with barack obama while they're playing see ball together. it will be hard for the average voter to think, yeah, that guy is -- especially if ted cruz is running. >> and another place like south carolina, especially an average voter. >> chuck todd, thank you so much, sir. >> catch "the daily rundown" week days 9:00 a.m.
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Nov 11, 2013 7:00am PST
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Nov 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
. they criteria the example of massachusetts wherein the first month of what was a year-long enrollment period, just 123 people signed up, which was just .3% of the entire number. perhaps more significantly right now, one of the bigger concerns for this white house is the scramble to try to fix the website, to try to improve the total number of individuals that sign up. the number by the cbo, the suggestion was that they wanted to have about 7 million people signed up over the course of the six-moen rollment period. but jeffrey zients acknowledged it was not really clear whether they would be all set by the end of the month, saying we are not where we need to be. we're not where we want to be, to use his exact language. >> and yet the president has given himself, as it were, that deadline of the end of this month, isn't he? >> yeah, that's exactly right. this has been something very important to the president over the weekend. white house aides confirmed to me, there was an unsparing dressing down of senior advisers by this president. two weeks after the enrollment, he said if he had known abo
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